Community News & Events: Jan. 24

Card showers

A card shower is planned for Marian Wilkins, who turns 90 on Feb. 1st. Mail cards to: 22998 Senedo Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664,

A card shower is planned for Betty Offman, who will celebrate her 86th birthday Feb.y 4. Cards can be sent to 208 Fairgrounds Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

Diabetes Group

Type 2 Diabetes Support Group will meet 6:30-7:30 p.m. January 25 in the Diabetes Management office, 1st floor of old Valley Hospital on Cork St., Winchester (use upper lobby door-first office on the left). The program will be a group discussion on the Daniel Plan for Improving Health and Wellness with Debbie Berg, RD. The group meets monthly on the last Thursday of the month. Information: contact Debbie at 540-536-5106.


The Blue Ridge Kiwanis of Winchester will meet at 7:30 a.m. January 25 at the Best Western Lee Jackson Inn’s Perkin’s Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Ann White, operations and business manager at Handley Library.


Shenandoah County 4-H and FFA steer entries for the 2018 Shenandoah County Fair are due Feb. 12 at the Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock. Late entries, with an additional fee, will be accepted until the end of weigh-in on March 3. Youth participating must have enrolled in 4-H or FFA by Feb. 1.  Forms are available from the Extension Office, from FFA advisors and are posted on http://shenandoah.ext.vt.edu/programs/livestock-horse.html. Information: 540-459-6140.


Handley Library will host a screening of the latest Harry Potter film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in Robinson Auditorium. The showing is for ages 13-17 (no younger siblings or children under 13 allowed). Parents may attend with their teen or drop them off and pick up after the movie.  Cosplay is encouraged. Information: contact Christine Forbes at 540-662-9041, ext 21 or eforbes@handleyregional.org.


The Virginia No-Till Alliance Conference will be held at 8 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg. Pre-registration required. Information/registration: www.virginianotill.com or call the Rockingham Extension office at 540-564-3080.


Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation will host a history and heritage workshop from 6-8:30 pm. Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13 and 20, at the School Board training room in Woodstock. Learn about local history using online resources and check out your own heritage on ancestry.com.  Class fee is $60. Deadline for registration is Feb. 1. Information/registration: 540-459-6777.

La Lecheg

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a La Leche meeting from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 1 in the Children’s Room. Natasha Ossinova, RN IBCLC, will lead this group for new and expecting mothers to talk with others, share experiences and find out more about breastfeeding and its benefits. Babies, siblings and partners welcome. No registration required. Information: contact Donna Hughes at 540-869-9000, ext 215 or dhughes@handleyregional.org.


The annual meeting of the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council will be held at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Weyers Cave Community Center.  Information: contact David Fiske at 540-377-2255.


The Shenandoah County 4-H Exchange Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 in the courtroom of the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock. Information: 540-459-6140.

Rouse Center

The Rouss Center for the Arts in New Market will host a “Theatre Games” workshop from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 3 for all ages at the center. Wendi Noel Black will lead the workshop using theater games as tools to unleash the performer’s instincts and find the “magic place” in performance where spontaneity and truth take the driver’s seat. Cost is $35 for adults and $25 for children 14 and under. Information/registration: contact Wendi at wendinoel@gmail.com or call 434-981-9700 or 888-341-7313.

The Rouse Center will also present  “Abigail 1702” at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 and 3, and at 3 p.m. Feb. 4. Based on what happened to the young girls involved in the 1692 Salem witch trial hysteria, the story proposes a possible solution to the mystery. Tickets are $12. Information/tickets: 888-341-7313 or rouss.center@gmail.com.


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